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Jetsun Lochen

Latest translation

Added 11 November 2019

Guru Yoga of Jetsün Lochen, Queen of Yoginīs

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by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

A profound practice of guru yoga featuring the great Nyingma adept and teacher Lochen Chönyi Zangmo (1865–1950/1951), also known as Shuksep Jetsünma, who is here identified with Yeshe Tsogyal and Vajrayoginī.

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Other recent additions

November 2019

Gyalse Shenphen Thaye

Brief Analysis of the Five Aggregates | Buddhist Philosophy

by Gyalse Shenpen Thaye

A brief presentation of the five aggregates (skandha) and their subdivisions, together with an even more concise enumeration of the twelve sources (āyatana) and eighteen elements (dhātu). Read text >

Khenpo Chime Rigdzin

Many Are the Scholars who Travel Empty-Handed to the Realm of the Dead | Songs & Poems

by Khenpo Chime Rigdzin

A poem warning monk-scholars of the risk of pursuing the path of intellectual study alone at the expense of the kind of deeper practice that brings genuine attainment. Read text >

Shenpen Nangwa

In This Pure Awareness | Dzogchen

by Khenpo Shenga

This song of realization by the famous scholar Khenpo Shenpen Nangwa (1871–1927) expresses the futility of ordinary, contrived practice from the perspective of naturally perfect, pure awareness. Read text >

Loter Wangpo

The Bestowal of Supreme Blessings: Praise to the Vajradhara Loter Wangpo | Praise

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

These verses in praise of the great Sakya master Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914) were composed at the behest of Tsangsar Choktrul Rinpoche. Read text >

Karsey Kongtrul

Prayer to Karma Palden Khyentse | Prayers

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

A short supplication to Karse Kongtrul Khyentse Özer (1904–c.1953), who was a reincarnation of Jamgön Kongtrul and son of the Fifteenth Karmapa. Read text >

Highlights from archive


The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels | Mind Training

by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara

This short text—entitled Bodhisattvamaṇyāvalī in Sanskrit—is regarded as a classic work of the Mind Training (blo sbyong) tradition. With its direct and pithy language, it is not so much a poem as a series of maxims on the bodhisattva path. Read text >

Sera Khandro

A Song of Amazement Inspired by Practice Experience | Meditation

by Sera Khandro

This song of amazement originates in a vision that Sera Khandro had while staying in retreat at Nyimalung in Amdo at the age of twenty-nine. The text is her response to the spirits and demons who appeared to her and asked what she was doing. Read text >

* Lotsāwa ལོ་ཙཱ་བ་; lo tsā ba n. Title used for native Tibetan translators who worked together with Indian scholars (or paṇḍitas) to translate major buddhist texts into Tibetan from Sanskrit and other Asian languages; it is said to derive from lokacakṣu, literally "eyes of the world". See also paṇḍita.